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Items for Decision - Part 1 (Open to the Public)
Salford City Council - Record of Decision
I Councillor Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve the proposed programmes of work for the Highways Investment Programme (HIP) for 2022/23.
Assessment of Risk: Low - the targeted spend of available funding will ensure that the City Council’s statutory obligations are met while at the same time facilitating continuous improvement of the highway infrastructure.
There is sufficient funding within the approved 2022/23 Highways Capital Investment programme, to fund the £1,800,000 works identified for the Highway Improvement Programme.
Tel: 0161 219 6323
Tel: 0161 925 1135
Procurement Advice obtained: Heather Stanton Category Manager
Tel: 0161 686 6241
HR Advice obtained: n/a
Climate Change Advice obtained: Michael Hemingway, Principal Officer Climate Change and Will Horsfall, Environment Policy Team Leader
Tel: 0161 793 3209
The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.
* This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 20 April
Salford City Council - Record Of Decision
1. Approve the commuted sum contribution of £1.4m to be paid by Peel L&P and CosCos to the City Council for adoption of the Part Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme (Part-WGIS).
2. Approve the principles with regards to the joint sharing of costs of maintenance of the WGIS lifting bridge as outlined in paragraph 3.2 of the accompanying report.
3. Authorise the Strategic Director of Place in consultation with the City Solicitor and Chief Finance Officer to enter into the Section 38 / 278 agreement in relation to the adoption of Part-WGIS, the legal agreement in relation to funding maintenance of the WGIS lifting bridge and the Section 176 agreement in relation to consenting to the rail link oversailing the adopted highway.
Do nothing - this would leave the City Council open to legal challenge should Peel L&P / CosCos comply with the Section 38 / 278 process but the council fail to adopt the road. It would also leave a key part of the road network in private ownership and therefore at risk of potential closure or lack of maintenance.
SCC take on ownership of the WGIS lifting bridge – this option was rejected due to the cost and liability issues that this would place on the City Council.
Medium – Adoption of Part-WGIS will enable Salford City Council and Trafford Borough Council to maintain this key route upto the requisite standard to enable residents and commuters to undertake their business. Approving the terms of the WGIS lifting bridge legal agreement will enable delegated officers at the appropriate time to enter into the requisite legal agreement to ensure the bridge remains open at all times (with the exception of for general maintenance and commercial passage on the Manchester Ship Canal) and avoid any further prolonged closures. The City Council will enter into the Part-WGIS adoption agreement first followed by the WGIS lifting bridge legal agreement, in that sequence, to protect its interests and ensure it does not become liable for contributing to maintenance of the bridge without enshrining a legal right of passage for all vehicles at all times.
Procurement advice obtained: Yes - Heather Stanton, Category Manager
HR advice obtained: n/a
Climate change implications obtained: Yes - Paul Gill, Senior Development Manager
Documents used: ... view the full decision text for item 3b
Exclusion of the Public
Items for Decision - Part 2 (Closed to the Public)